1 June 2011

The Sun sinks to a new low.

The Sun - Wednesday, June 1st 2011
Ignore the puns, 'Despot the difference', 'Sepptic Blatter', they are not the most shocking, incomprehensible issue on this latest front page from The Sun ; no, once again it's the sentiment which is questionable.

Whatever Brian Flynn, the writer of the piece, may think of the alleged shortcomings of the FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, - and The Sun may hold a grudge against the man :
- to compare his actions with those of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, leader of Libya and a man with a warrant from the ICC for his arrest for war crimes, whose actions led directly to the deaths of so many of his own people, is plainly ridiculous. 

Whichever way you look at it, to equate the alleged 'crimes' of Sepp Blatter with those of a man of the calibre of Gaddafi is to exaggerate one and understate the other.

The Sun has always sought to shock and discomfit it's readers. This front page does that incredibly well. Unfortunately, more for the crassness of its treatment of two issues on wholly different levels of importance. Despicable journalism - yet again.